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OK, I SWEAR I WAS HAVING A MENTAL/EMOTIONAL BREAKDOWN FROM THE OVERLOAD OF DRAMA.
And that's coming from someone who has only seen it in raw. 
Oh my golly, it's like a drama packed on top of drama that's packed on top of craziness... Seriously, Bridal Mask revolves around more dramas than A LOT of standalone dramas I know! How the hell are they able to keep up with the suspense? I give a standing ovation to my computer screen the geniuses behind this project. Bridal Mask is the kind of drama that makes me believe that my faith in Korean dramas has not been wasted after-all; it just requires a bit of patience ;). Judging from the 6 episodes thus far, it is much better than some of the 16-24 episode dramas out nowadays. I tell you, quality over quantity.
Ok, so back to episode 6. 
We thought that Kang To had it bad when his mother died from that wretched Kenji, but no, the writer(s) want to add more tension. So what do they do? They make Kang To protect the man who killed his mother by killing his own brother. Is that twisted enough? No, let's make it worst! Kang To finds out immediately that his mother is also dead. There must be questions after questions spiraling in his mind. Sadly, he didn't even have time to sort out his business. He realizes right away who killed his mother thanks to that guy. He then gets knocked out in a blur. Low and behold, he awakes, and instead of being calmed down, he sees fire set to his house along with his dead family. W.T.H? He didn't even get a chance to say goodbye to his mother and brother properly. Now, don't tell me that's not bad enough. It's worst than bad. I used to think the quote, "And yet to every bad, there is a worse" applies to my scenarios, but hell no to Kang To. He has been knocked down to the far pit of hell within a span of a couple of hours. I wanted to hug my screen when I saw his face all like that...
All I can think about is Joo Won's poor face.... his face contortions when he found out about his brother and mother's deaths... GAHH. Heck, when he wore the mask, and did all the bad** moves on Kenji at the station, I was punching the air myself! Shunji also looked so awesome when he pulled out the sword! Shunji vs Kangto made me have goosebumps.That's how much I'm feeling the character, phewww. I seriously didn't want it to end. This episode flew by too quickly. I didn't even want to blink.

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Wooo, just finished watching episode 6. I'm glad to see that this episode was the turning point for Shunji and Kang To. I'll be looking forward to their transformation!

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Hello everyone! :-h

I started watching this drama but first couldn't find myself liking it. But now after 6 episodes of pure emotions and a strong storyline I'm intrigued and IN LOVE! :x
Next to BIG my favourite drama. I will try to be here often and writing down my thoughts about this drama and its upcoming episodes. Yaih!

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I never thought I will love this show so much. At first I watched the show because of Joo Won but the backdrop of the plot didn't appeal me too much until I finished episode 1. Now I can't wait for the upcoming episodes. I am happy to see ratings for this drama remain two digit. I hope it can surpass 20% ratings. This show is indeed awesome

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@starlitelet: Great job spotting the parallels between Shunji and Kang-to now.  I love the narrative implications. :)  It's time to check out Joo-won on 1 Night 2 Days after all this heartache. LOL. Or maybe not; you may experience Joo-won Shock. ;P

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I never thought I will love this show so much. At first I watched the show because of Joo Won but the backdrop of the plot didn't appeal me too much until I finished episode 1. Now I can't wait for the upcoming episodes. I am happy to see ratings for this drama remain two digit. I hope it can surpass 20% ratings. This show is indeed awesome


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Bridal mask episode 7 preview with eng subs out! http://www.vingle.net/posts/22344-Bridal-Mask-Gaksital-Episode-7-Preview-Eng-Sub

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Spoiler Alert

Great job spotting the parallels between Shunji and Kang-to now.  I love the narrative implications.

:)

 It's time to check out Joo-won on 1 Night 2 Days after all this heartache. LOL. Or maybe not; you may experience Joo-won Shock. ;P

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@flipz: Oh, yes, Kimura Taro will be on top of that revenge list of Kang-to's.  In the end, they'll both probably be essentially family-less, and it might very well be that all they will have left is each other, and possibly Mok Dan.  But how will they be able to forgive each other after all the killings?  Oh, the tragedy.   :((

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OMG WTHHHHH I was gasping and crying the whole time during the episode. WTHHH Why did they have to let KT kill the brother of his friend? Although I am too happy to get rid of him. He really speaks so annoying with his mouth twisting. Sorry, but he really got on my nerves by killing KT's mom and doing those things to KT and MD too.

Now, why couldnt they have KS kill that guy? Now I fear that only death can give peace to KT. But that would be so lame, cuz his whole family has already died, he needs to produce some heirs ^^ with Mokdan :P. PLEASE let this drama have a HAPPY ending man, please please....

I want more and more KT and MD, and Shunji gets on my nerves, the guy is so annoying and childish..he is actually like a puppy...I hope he can redeem himself, I mean I know its hard and unbearable to see your own brother die, but what has Shunji done for good? He is only there smiling like a sick puppy infront of MD. He gladly accepts his brother and father doing all those bad things and has the guts to go after Gaksital?!

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@alysanne HIIII I see you here hahaha~!  More people need to show Joo Won love at his own thread!!

I'm so sad this thread is not moving as fast as the other dramas because this drama is SO AWESOME!
I just saw the preview for the next episode. Kangto says Gaksital will be back. I wonder if that's in the revenge mode or as fight for ideals mode. I say yay to his new hairstyle. Can't seem to convince myself that pple in that era had a fringe like Kangto has now XD
I guess in a war no one truly wins so no matter which side you are on/from, you will lose something. This drama had better not kill off Gaksital at the end of it or I'd be really pissed because I want to live in my happily ever after land kekek. 

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mrdimples

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Seriously, t

his show should come with a health disclaimer.

 <br />


episode 5, I made the mistake of not visiting the loo before the show started and ended up with an overstressed bladderepisode 6, I made sure I visited the loo but forgot to breathe while watching the show. Then during the crying scenes, I inhaled and exhaled so deeply that I think i scarred some lung tissue<br />


maybe I should make a trip to Baek Geon's house, he seems to have a mini A


pray...can Wednesday come faster? even if it means I age faster and get big eye bags from crying and hitting the replay button well beyond bedtime. Which brings me back to the health disclaimer. 


[color=#000099]i scheduled watching this in the daytime, not during the live broadcast (tho ionair is working decent for me ) . but the emotions really will make you scream , undeniably every scene specially at episode 5-6 where a roller coaster at a literal sense. you can't suppress your feelings at all![/color]

briseis

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Frankly, I'm completely stunned. What an episode! What a drama! This must be the most exciting and thrilling episode of asian drama I've seen in years, maybe ever. It was so packed with emotions, action, shocking turn of events! My God what a fucked up life Kang To lives: he unknowingly commits fratricide to protect the murderer of his mother whom his brother wants to revenge in that very moment and then takes his own revenge by killing

Kenji by HIS OWN HANDS literally!!! (that was just an amazing sequence)

who is the brother of his best friend who just arrrives in time to watch the murder of his own brother with his very own eyes (I don't believe I've just written this) !!! 

@-):((

<br />


I have many times made comparisons between

 Bridal Mask and City Hunter but CH was a Disney story

 compared to this rollercoaster.<br />


And the preview!!! Simply amazing! It looks like the death of his brother will make Shunji to throw away his love for the Koreans and go on a path of his own revenge. <br />


I am in awe how believable Kang To's turn into Gaksital is written. It's not because some sense of national belonging but because of his family who'd been the only reason he became collaborator and taken all the insult as if it didn't matter to him. He didn't turn into Gaksital because of the people who despised and cursed him for what he had become but because of the only people who loved him in spite of what he'd become. Right now I simply don't see a reason for him to risk his life as Gaksital for the sake of a country that has never done anything for him or his loved ones and I can't blame him for it, otherwise it would be illogical.<br />


I hope Mok Dan is a strong girl because she would have to be capable of pure unconditional love to accept Kang To with all the emotional baggage he's carrying right now. <br />


And now excuse me I must go and soothe my heart

=((

[color=#000099]i was actually clapping my hands when he's giving those punches to kenji then shunji entered..now i screamed again. geesh![/color]


cravey

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YES. It has happened. KT is Gaksital

:-bd

And as expected 1st on his list was Kenji. I'm not an evil person, but I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the way KT aka Gaksital killed him. There were no guns no nothing, just pure handiwork

&gt;:/

GOOOO Kang To, oh great God of badassness

^<img src='emoticons/default_smile.png.1a17920c0f0ac6da5e6bf86100ef353d.png' alt=':)'>^

<br />


[color=#000066]you are not alone. i was itching for kenji to be killed. the evilness of the character, i can't buy it. it was more of a forced villain compared to Kang To's .[/color]


Starlitelet

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Oooohhhh....first comment here. <br />


@Starlitelet

. I absolutely agree with you how fantastic Joowon is.

I have watched both Baker King

and OB and am totally his fan. The thing about

his acting is that you can watch and rewatch and discover the amazing things he does in each scene

. You can actually see and feel along with him as his expression changes. In addition to all those you mentioned, that sudden change in his face when MD mentioned the circus, I was like "how do you do that?!?" <br />


I am still waiting for the answer to my question: " Who can better play the role of K than Joowon?" to the detractors. Except for those who agree, I haven't gotten any answer yet, we shall see. <br />


<br />


@mrdimples

: Welcome (: <br />


Yes

, I'm now reminiscing about my love for Joo Won in Baker King, Kim Tak Gu. Now, it's resurfacing - haha.His face change/contortions are amazing.

It's hard to believe that he can be 2 totally different characters

. Joo Won also seems like such a cutie in real-life (from the press conference I've seen on yt). He seems like a shy lad which is completely different from his character. He made me believe that he was a bossy guy in real-life too. Gosh, this is what Korean dramas do to you when you've become so attached to one - haha. You can't differentiate b/w the actor and the character!<br />


Anyway, I hope to read more from you (:


[color=#000066]That is why i love his character in Baker King more than the lead. I didnt watch OB yet but gaksital had pulled him to become one of the good actors out there. who cares about him wailing during that scene with his mother. it's organic. of all his emotions pouring out, unloading after he isolate himself as the Kang To in the family and not the evil dude as perceived by others. i was actually in goosebumps while watching him screaming at that moment. i dunno if i can go back watching that again. it's so heartbreaking.[/color][color=#000066]


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gaksital06-00346.jpg


the show is shifting. kang-to is the new gaksital and im getting more interested on how he will evolved to be as one. but ill be missing shin hyun joon !!
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